Increases to the rates of statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and sick pay announced

5 February, 2015
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish

The Government has announced its annual increases to the rates of statutory maternity, adoption, paternity, additional paternity, shared parental leave and sick pay.

Employers should be aware of the following increases:

  • From the 5 April 2015, statutory maternity, adoption, paternity, additional paternity and shared parental pay will increase from £138.18 to £139.58 per week.
  • From the 6 April 2015 the weekly rate of statutory sick pay will increase from £87.55 to £88.45.

In relation to additional paternity leave and pay, this will only be available in respect of babies whose expected week of childbirth is before 5 April 2015, or for children who are placed for adoption before that date.